Redknapp criticises FA
Harry Redknapp has criticised the FA for allowing speculation about the England manager's job rumble on for almost three months.
Redknapp was installed as the overwhelming favourite to become England's next head coach in February after Fabio Capello resigned, but the FA this week appointed West Brom boss Roy Hodgson instead. The period between Capello's resignation and Hodgson's appointment was a tough one for Spurs. They lost five league games and slipped out of the top four, Redknapp had to deal with constant speculation that he was to be offered the position, and the club even wrote to the Premier League to request that other managers stop tipping him for the job. Redknapp was happy that the FA did not conduct interviews for the post and holds no grudges against Hodgson, but is disappointed the saga went on for so long. "It did drag on," Redknapp said. "I don't know why they didn't do it six weeks ago? What was the big problem? West Brom weren't going to go down. "It was non-stop speculation."